About the Association

The Supernatural Studies Association is an organization dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines. Its peer-reviewed journal, Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866), welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.

Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs first in print and is followed 30 days later by open-access electronic publication under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available as authorial permissions are secured. The journal is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

See our latest Calls for Papers here. Submissions for issue 6.2 (winter/spring 2020) are now being accepted.

We are now accepting abstracts for the 2020 Annual Conference, to be held at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY on Friday, March 20, 2020, with Dr. Murray Leeder to deliver the keynote address. Deadline extended to February 1st, 2020.

If you are a scholar interested in serving as a peer reviewer for Supernatural Studies, please fill out this form.

Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies

Executive Editors

Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,

City University of New York; member, The Council of Editors of Learned Journals

John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,

City University of New York

Assistant Executive Editor

Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Reviews Editor

Jennifer Gilchrist

Social Media Editor

Deborah Christie, Old Dominion University

Scholarly Communications Liaison

Edward Lehner, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

U.K. Business Manager

Ellen Rawson

Editorial Board

Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University

Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater

Christina Carlson, Iona College

Joseph Donica, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Raechel Dumas, San Diego State University

Curt Herr, Kutztown University

Noah Jampol, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Sharmila Mukherjee, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Stephanie Pietros, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Sigmund Shen, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Association News and Events

Vol. 6, issue 1 available now

December 1, 2019: Volume 6, issue 1 is now available as open access here.

April 2, 2019: Online-first reviews of The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story, Dracula: An International Perspective, and Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror are now available.

Individuals can purchase printed copies here or subscribe and join the Association here; For institutional subscriptions, please email supernaturalstudies@gmail.com.

Next issue: Winter 2020.

The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.

Read Paolo Javier and Thomas Fink's "Exchange with Leah Richards and John Ziegler on Their Editorial Stewardship of Supernatural Studies" on Dichtung Yammer (1 Dec. 2019).

Read one participant's reflection on presenting at the inaugural 2018 Supernatural Studies Conference.

Read a review of Supernatural Studies 2.1 by Janet Brennan Croft, editor of the journal Mythlore.

Other News and Resources

New series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals

Medieval Institute Publications seeks proposals for its new book series "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity." See this flyer for details and contact information.